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Taking Submissions: Orion’s Beau Winter 2023 Issue

Deadline: January 10th, 2023 Payment: $3 Theme: A Love Worth Losing (if love is a losing game). Bring on the darkness, the great loves, and the tragic endings! Thank you for your interest in submitting work to our gay fantasy arts & literary journal! ​ No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author or artist. All types of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and dark fantasy are welcome. ​ We accept submissions on a rolling basis for our quarterly issues. For our winter publication, please submit your works by January 10th, 2023. The theme for our winter issue will be: a love worth losing (if love is a losing game). ​ Before submitting to us please keep in mind that we are devoted to LGBTQ+ fantasy. Your work should strongly reflect that. We are interested in work that elevates dreams and fairy tales in the gay community and its supporters. We're looking for original works of magic and fantasy. Even in darkness, hope can exist. We want to be transported to new worlds or fascinating new versions of our own! When considering submitting to us please ensure the work meets the above criteria. ​ All entries must be in English and original works. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission, will not be accepted. Submissions may not have been previously published in professional media or anywhere accessible online without a friend request or password. This includes personal blogs. ​ Fiction: We welcome fiction, 5,000 words or less. If you have a longer piece and your interested in publishing the work in separate issues, you can send those along as well. Submit as a Word document only. No PDFs. For flash fiction and shorter...

Taking Submissions: Best of British Science Fiction 2022

  Deadline: January 10th, 2023 Payment: £50.00 and contributors copies Theme: Science fiction stories published in 2022 from British, Irish, British-based or ex-pat authors Note: Reprints only Best of British Science Fiction 2022 is now open for submissions. We are seeking science fiction stories (not fantasy or any other flavour of genre in this instance) that were first published during 2022. Authors must be British, Irish, British-based or ex-pats. This is a reprint anthology, so we are not interested in seeing previously unpublished work on this occasion. There are no limits on word length, though stories over 10,000 words may prove to be a harder sell. Successful authors will receive payment of 1p a word up to £50.00 for the reprint rights. They will also receive a contributor's copy of both the hardback and paperback edition of the completed book. Submissions should adhere to standard manuscript format, and should be sent as an attachment (doc, docx, or rtf). Please do not send PDFs or links to published work without an attached document in one of the formats mentioned. Please send only the final version of your work as published. Where conventional speech punctuation applies, please use double quotes. Submissions close at midnight, UK time, on January 10th, 2023. We receive a large number of stories so can afford to be selective. Please, therefore, send your very best work to series editor Donna Scott, who will once again be at the helm. Submissions to: [email protected] Via: Newcon press.